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Austria and its  Leadership in NATO……in Europe and in the World


Austrian Armed-Forces 2016 July 2016 © Austrian MoD/Armed-Forces 





October 2016 

The leadership of Austrian Armed-Forces in Europe

EUFOR Operation Althea was launched in December 2004 to replace (SFOR) the NATO-led Stabilizing Force in Bosnia Herzegovina.  Since then the Austrian Armed Forces have been in the front line holding the leadership in EUFOR.

Earlier this month, from October 1st the 5 days International exercise Quick Response 2016     was  executed under Austrian Military leadership in the western part of Banja Luka, in Bosnia and Herzegovina.  The EUFOR Multinational Battalion, the Intermediate Reserve Force from United Kingdom, the Tactical Reserve from KFOR, the Armed Forces Bosnia-Herzegovina, Portugal and Hungary have been taking part in it. The exercise aimed to enhance the close cooperation and interoperability of multinational Military units in EUFOR for maintaining security and rapid response in crisis.   

October 6, 2016 © Austrian Armed-Forces

News from Austrian MFA                                 News from Austrian MFA Spokesperson 
News from Austrian Armed-Forces                                                        News from EUFOR               

Sources: The Austrian Armed-Forces/EUFOR  



January 2016

The Leadership of Austria and its Armed-Forces in the World-1

Highly rich with European heritage, Austria is the centre of  Europe with its Capital city ‘Vienna’ the heart of Culture, History and Music, Literature, Science and Technology–since centuries ago.

In Political domain– Vienna holds also the key role not only in European Territory but also in the International Affairs. As of current time,  Vienna has the Seats of over 16 United Nations main Organizations, with more of other International Orgs and Institutions.  International Organizations in Vienna

In the Military sphere, the Austrian Armed-Forces has a major Leading Role in NATO, EU, UN Operations– deployed in various parts of the World for maintaining Peace and Security. 

A glimpse into the recent years’ Austrian Armed-Forces Global engagements

  • In KFOR Kosovo as part of International Security Force since 1999
  • In Bosnia and Herzegovina as part of European Force in Operation Althea since 2004
  • In UNIFIL Lebanon as part of UN Peacekeeping Force since 2011
  • In Central African Republic as the Military Adviser in EU Deployment Mission
  • In Ukraine part of OSCE as Military Observer in Monitoring Mission

Simultaneously in:

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The Austrian National Day October 26

Austrian National Day 2016October 26, 2015 © The MOD of Austria/the Austrian Army

The Austrian National Day , by the Austrian Diplomatic Mission to the U.S





Austria and its Leadership in NATO

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen meets with the President of Austria, Heinz Fischer.The President of Austria, Heinz Fischer and NATO Secretary General Rasmussen. June 2011 ©NATO


Austrian Leadership in the UN

Austrian Military Leadership in Peacekeeping Operations

The Austrian Armed Forces in UN mission in Lebanon 2011The Austrian Armed Forces in the UN mission in Lebanon, December 2011 ©Austrian Army

Austria is an active participant of European Forces in the United National Peacekeeping Operations. Since 1960 up to present day there have been 100,000 Military personnel from the Austria, deployed and served, in over 50 Peacekeeping and Humanitarian Operations in the various parts of the world. 





The Elite Units of Austrian Army


May 2014 ©Austrian Army


October 2015

October 26 the National Day of Austria

Austrian National Day Wien, 26.10.2013 Federal Chancellor Werner Faymann with high level official at the National Day Ceremony.Heldenplatz, Wien, 26.10.2013©Federal Ministry Republic of Austria/Dragan Tatic

 The National Day of Austria, October 26

The message from the United States on occasion of Austrian National Day, October 2015





























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